The following article is an excerpt from My Best Survival Products: Survival Preparedness Guide, Second Edition. It has been contributed by fellow prepper Luke Lichterman. It has been published with permission of the author. It does not necessarily represent the views of PreppingToSurvive.com.
The plan you make now may not work in whatever aftermath you find yourself actually dealing with. Your plan must adapt to reality because reality will not adapt to your plan.
This is not to say that you do not need a plan, but that your plan must have the durability to survive unforeseen challenges and the flexibility to capitalize on unexpected opportunities.
If the plan you had made is defeated and you are forced to abandon your position and “Go Mobile,” you will need a good, well thought-out Mobility Survival Kit, which you may either build yourself, or buy ready-made.
Buying ready-made probably makes more economic sense, but even the best ready-mades need some additional items to make them really complete. Supplementing a ready-made is still less expensive and much more convenient than buying all the individual components separately.
A Mobility Survival Kit
Your Mobility Survival Kit should include food and equipment suitable to sustain one person for 14-days or two people for 7-days. Each person in your group should carry their own kit, tailored to suit the person’s age/size/gender.
The kits should be contained within good quality backpacks or wheeled duffel bags. The advantage of the wheeled duffel is that it allows the strongest member of the group to tow the duffel, as well as pack a large capacity backpack-type water carrier on his back.
Any Mobility Survival kit you purchase or build should include:
- Cook in the pouch; breakfast 14 servings, lunch/dinner 28 servings.
- 24 oz. Water filtration bottle.
- One gallon of water and water purification tablets.
- Battery-free dynamo type flashlight w/ AM/FM radio combo.
- Waterproof matches, 30-hour candle and 12-hour bright stick.
- Two Mylar sleeping bags, a two-person tube tent.
- Two ponchos w/ hoods and two 16-hour hand/body warmers.
- Portable Cooking Stove (including Fuel Tablets) .
- Steel fork, knife, & spoon chow kit and 16 oz steel cup.
- Pair of leather palm work gloves.
- Two NIOSH N95 dust masks.
- 16-Function Swiss Army Style knife.
- 50 Feet nylon rope.
- Compact multi-function Shovel.
- Two hygiene kits (Toothbrush/paste, soap etc).
- Six pocketsize packets of tissues.
- Essentials first aid kit.
- 36-piece pocket first aid (bandage) kit.
- Note pad and pencil.
Additional Supplemental Items:
- A better quality, lightweight Survival Specific Tent suitable for the territory you will be crossing and the number of people in your group. Two 2-person tents are better than one 4-person tent.
- A better quality Sleeping Bag suitable for the territory you will be covering, for each person.
- Suitable clothing and sturdy lightweight hiking footwear.
- A Survival Specific handgun of common caliber, (to be carried openly), for each adult, with 100 rounds of ammunition.
- A 3000o Severe Weather steel/flint type Fire Starter.
- A pocket size waterproof plastic I. D. bag to be for each person.
These Mobility Survival Kits should be kept close at hand, or in a location where they will always be accessible to you at short notice.
This is presented as a guide to achieving a level of preparedness, which will enhance your chances of survival. It is neither a mandate of anything you must do, nor a prohibition against adding anything you want to add.
During the times when you will be thankful that you followed these guidelines, the rules we live by now will have been suspended and there will be no one who will take care of you. In an instant, the age of self-reliance and American rugged individualism will have returned.
You will be prepared to survive and by your will, wits and determination you will survive.
The complete FREE Guide is available at: www.mybestsurvivalproducts.com
© April 2012, L. J. Lichterman